Flow Control about an Airborne Laser Turret
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis project is the latest in a series of experiments conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School to improve the air flow in which a laser beam propagates. The particular turret to be studied is currently employed on Airborne Laser Laboratory which is aboard the NKC-135 aircraft a one-third scale model was constructed in the 5 x 5 foot wind tunnel. The objective is to decrease the optical path distortion and jitter resulting from turbulent flow in the aft hemisphere of the turret that houses the laser telescope.
- Lasers and Masers
- Fluid Mechanics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation